As demand for health care services increases in San Francisco, so will the demand for more nurses.
Roughly 5,000 registered nurses from 10 Sutter and Hospital Corporation of America hospitals throughout the Bay Area are striking Tuesday, charging that the hospitals are making cuts in nurses’ benefits and patient care standards.
Union officials say thousands of Bay Area nurses are set to walk off the job early Tuesday in what will be the second strike this month by nurses represented by the California Nurses Association.
Nurses who work at seven Bay Area hospitals operated by Sutter Health are set to walk off the job Tuesday morning as part of a one-day strike.
Thousands of nurses at several Sutter Health hospitals in the Bay Area have walked off the job on Wednesday, part of a scheduled one-day strike over ongoing contract negotiations.
Some of the nurses who took part in a one-day strike at hospitals in Northern and Central California are not being allowed by hospital management to resume work immediately.
Registered nurses have planned a one-day strike on Thursday at 34 hospitals in Northern and Central California, with replacement nurses set to pick up the slack.